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Texas Man Accused of Slashing Girlfriend’s Throat, Rolling Her in Plastic and Leaving Her to Die in Pasture

Texas Man Accused of Slashing Girlfriend's Throat, Leaving Her to Die
Source: Atascosa County Sheriff's Office; Mega

Roger Gonzalez allegedly slashed her girlfriend's throat and left her in a pasture to die all while wearing an ankle monitor, police said.

Dec. 8 2023, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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A man in Texas is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and then rolling her in plastic and leaving her in a pasture to die.

Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, deputies responded to a report of an injured woman in Poteet, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies located the wounded female victim, who authorities said had been “beaten, stabbed and had her throat slashed."

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward noted the victim was rolled up in plastic and "left for dead" in the pasture.

She was transported to a San Antonio hospital, where she was listed in critical but stable condition.

Investigators believe 31-year-old Roger Gonzalez attacked the woman, who he was in a relationship with.

On Dec. 2, deputies arrested Gonzalez on a warrant at his home in San Antonio, officials said.

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Court records show Gonzalez has a criminal history in California, where he has drug and weapons convictions, KENS-TV reported.

At the time of this incident involving his girlfriend, Gonzalez was reportedly wearing an ankle monitor, but the sheriff did not disclose why.

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Gonzalez was booked into the Atascosa County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said. His bond was set at $275,000.


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